Next Irene Complication: Mosquitoes

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011  |  Updated 7:47 AM EDT
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Next Irene Complication: Mosquitoes

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Virginia could feel another bite from Hurricane Irene.

The storm's heavy rains filled places where mosquitoes like to breed, such as low-lying areas and boat bottoms.

David Gaines with the Virginia Department of Health told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a boat will produces thousands of mosquitoes.

Virginia Commonwealth University biologist Ghislaine Mayer told the newspaper that mosquito populations jumped in the aftermath of storms such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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